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What to Know Before Dating an Aries

Because let's face it, you could probably use some guidelines while attempting this risky endeavor.

Aries have a reputation for being the most stubborn of all the zodiac signs, and I feel perfectly justified in saying that in being one myself. Along with Scorpio, we're definitely the most misunderstood. But we're also one of the most loyal, passionate, and trustworthy signs. You'll never get bored when you date an Aries (it's literally impossible), but here are some tips you could probably use when attempting this risky endeavor.

First off, you'll never be right, because an Aries is always right.

And even if you are right – which will never happen – you still lose, because we could never let that lie. And risk admitting we're wrong? I mean, what do you think we are, a water sign or something?

Aries are supremely independent creatures.

What to Know Before Dating an Aries

This means that most of us are good at being alone. Recognize that – and realize that if we're with you, it's not because we need you, but because we want you in our lives.

We prefer to take the reins.

What? If you want something done right, #BallstotheWall and do it yourself. And if the wall's in the way, you've got horns, ram! Nothing can stand in your way.

Don't ever dare an Aries to do something.

...unless you're prepared for a lifetime of regret. No, but seriously, Aries are not the type of people to say no to a dare, whatever it may be.

Are you sensing a pattern here?

Admittedly, we don't have the greatest of attention spans.

We like to keep things fresh, so don't expect us to entertain you for too long, unless you're able to keep our attention. (In other words, don't be boring.)

Accept that we are difficult to handle at times.

What to Know Before Dating an Aries

Okay, most of the time.

This also means that if you give us attitude, you WILL get sassed back.

Do not throw shade at us.

We will not easily forget it; though the more mature and level-headed of us might make you think we forgot it, we will secretly be plotting revenge until the end of your/our days. I mean, what? Aries don't hold grudges... that you know of.

On that note, do not play games with an Aries thinking you can win.

What to Know Before Dating an Aries

As one of the most impatient signs, we don't like to be kept waiting.

...but that doesn't mean we'll turn down a good challenge. Okay, okay, I'll go ahead and concede on this one. Play on, player.

We take everything personally.

What to Know Before Dating an Aries

We might not always show it, but we can actually be pretty sensitive. We might need you to smooth things over sometimes... like, repeatedly.

We wear our hearts on our sleeves.

If we care about you, we'll do anything for you. We're loyal, extremely protective of our loved ones (think mama bear and cubs protective), and happy to provide a listening ear anytime at all. Just be prepared to get our blunt and fully honest opinion afterwards.

In other words, we're that person you call at 2am when you just really need somebody to talk to, and end up falling asleep with the phone at your ear. We'll be there whenever you need us. Trust.

We are the life of the party.

What to Know Before Dating an Aries

Nothing like a good adrenaline rush.

We may seem demanding, but we have the best intentions at heart.

It's just that we hold people up to the same high standards we hold ourselves, and can't help but be disappointed when they fall short sometimes. But then again, we know nobody's perfect – except for an Aries of course.

If you want to date an Aries, don't be one yourself.

It's simple. I mean, two people that stubborn in a relationship? I shudder to think of the repercussions of such a thing. A pair of Aries together will probably destroy the world, if they don't destroy themselves first.

That being said... we'll try anything once. So are you along for the ride?